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Confluent and Nordstrom discuss Events, Logs, and Microservices!

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651 N 34th St

651 N 34th St · Seattle, WA

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Google Fremont Office (Thanks for sponsoring Google!). Someone should be there in the lobby to show you the room and help you to sign in. Full name and email will required to sign in.

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Thanks to Google for sponsoring the venue! We have two great speakers planned! Viktor Gamov from Confluent will speak about Commit logs in the Age of Microservices and Matt Hornsby from Nordstrom will talk about Events and Microservices: Patterns for Resilient Event Processing at Scale


6:15 - 6:30 Grab pizza and beverage

6:30 - 7:15 Matt Hornsby: Events and Microservices: Patterns for Resilient Event Processing at Scale

7:15 - 7:30 Refresh pizza, beer, chat

7:30 - 8:15 Viktor Gamov: Commit logs in an Age of Microservices

8:15 - 8:30 Wrapup

Head to pub for those interested ...

Matt Hornsby, Nordstrom
Events and Microservices: Patterns for Resilient Event Processing at Scale

Ever wonder how a multi-billion dollar company maintains a real-time picture of complex inventory across a high traffic website and hundreds of stores? Come learn how Nordstrom brings microservices and event-driven architectures together to power the company’s most valuable asset.

Viktor Gamov, Confluent
Commit logs in an age of microservices

Microservice architectures provide a robust challenge to the traditional centralized database we have come to understand.
In this talk, we’ll explore the notion of unbundling that database, and putting a distributed commit log at the center of our information architecture.
As events impinge on our system, we store them in a durable, immutable log (happily provided by Apache Kafka), allowing each microservice to create a derived view of the data according to the needs of its clients.
Event-based integration avoids the now-well-known problems of RPC and database-based service integration, and allows the information architecture of the future to take advantage of the growing functionality of stream processing systems like Kafka, allowing us to create systems that can more easily adapt to the changing needs of the enterprise and provide the real-time results we are increasingly being asked to provide.

Victors Bio:

Viktor Gamov is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company that makes an event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka.
Back in his consultancy days, Viktor developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies.

He enjoys helping architects and developers to design and develop low latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems.
He is a professional conference speaker on distributed systems, streaming data, JVM and DevOps topics, and is regular on events including JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, QCon, and others.
He co-authored O’Reilly’s «Enterprise Web Development.»
He blogs at and co-hosts
Follow Viktor on Twitter @gamussa, where he posts there about gym life, food, open source, and, of course, Kafka and Confluent!